Holcim Global Award for Sustainable Construction, First Prize Global Gold, $300,000

This award is the most prominent prize worldwide for sustainable construction.


Year: 2009

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Aziza Chaouni: co-recipient with Takako Tajima

Project: “Resuscitating the Fez River: Procedures for New Public Spaces in the Medina of Fez”

Role in Project: co-principal in charge, project lead architect (Takako Tajima co-principal in charge and project lead landscape architect)

Selection Process: blind peer review

Jury Members: Charles Correa (MIT), Peter Head (Arup), Saskia Sassen (Columbia University), Hans-Rudolf Schalcher (ETH Zurich), Rolf Soiron, Enrique Norten, Achim Steiner (UNEP), and Holger Wallbaum (ETH Zurich)